News and Announcements

14th October, 2018

Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost

The following is an article which was published on the Crisis Magazine website, written by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. who taught political science at Georgetown University for many years.…/the-churchs-greatest-crisis

Cardinal Burke’s visit: We welcome His Eminence Cardinal Burke, on his second visit to our parish. It is a joy and privilege to receive His Eminence, and we are especially grateful for his conferring the sacrament of confirmation. We also welcome the Cardinal’s assistant, Canon Wagner. Donations to help defray the costs of the Cardinal’s visit will be gratefully received. These may be placed either in the second collection of today’s mass or paid to designated collectors during lunch. Our thanks to those who have already responded so generously! After Solemn Pontifical Mass today lunch will be served in the school hall before His Eminence gives a public address back in the Church at 3 pm. His Eminence’s talk is entitled: Developing Lives of Peace after the Heart of Mary. Tea and coffee will be served after the talk

October – month of the Holy Rosary: let us especially make an effort to pray the Rosary daily in October, especially in the family, adding the “October” prayer to St Joseph for the Church. Our intentions should include the purification of the Church, Her triumph over all external and internal enemies, and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Notre Dame Priory is holding Retreats in Victoria in 2019! The venue is Pallotti College Retreat Centre, Millgrove. The Men’s 5 day retreat is being held from Monday 27th May, and the Women’s 3 day retreat the following week commencing Monday 3rd June. Further information can be obtained from the flyers in the vestibule, or from the Priory’s website or by email

Babysitter available - Isabella De Castella, 16 years old; great with kids, capable babysitter for all ages - text 0475 769 840 or email  for information.

Catechesis for children and adults will resume next Saturday, 20th October – new attendees are welcome. Please contact Fr Tattersall with any inquiries.

First Holy Communion (Sunday, 16th December): those who wish to have their children make their First Holy Communion (preceded by First Confession) are invited to register as soon as possible, by way of an email to the Secretary. The usual age for first Confession and Holy Communion is 7 or 8.

The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman

Mass and Confession Times

14th October to 21st October

Date Mass Times Feast

Sunday (14th October)

  • 8.00 am
  • 5.00 pm.
  • (Saturday 13th October – 5.00 pm at St Paul’s Kealba)
  • 21st Sunday after Pentecost


  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am< (Pontifical Low Mass)
  • (Saint Teresa V, D)


  • 7.00 am
  • 8.00 am (Pontifical Low Mass)
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Hedwig, W)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • No Cathedral Mass today
  • (Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, V)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • (Saint Luke, Evangelist)


  • 7.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 6.00 pm
  • (Saint Peter of Alcantara, Cf)


  • 8.00 am
  • 10.00 am
  • 5.00 pm (St Pauls, Kealba - Mass of Sunday obligation)
  • (Saint John of Cantium, Cf)

    (21st October)

  • 8.00 am
  • 10.30 am (Solemn Mass)
  • 5.00 pm
  • Next Mass at St Joseph’s, Iona – Sunday 4th November
  • 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

    Eucharistic Exposition: After 7.00am & 10.00am weekday & Saturday Mases

    Confessions: Saturday after each Mass; Sunday before and during each Mass; or after any Mass by request.

    The Parish of Bl John Henry Newman


    26th - 28th October - Christus Rex Pilgrimage (Further information at

    1st November, 7.00 pm - Solemn Mass of All Saints'

    2nd November, 7.00 pm - Solemn Mass of All Souls'

    25th October, 2015 - 25th Anniversary Crex Pilgrimage Mass at Bendigo Cathedral .